A hacker grieving about the death of gorilla Harambe took control of the Cincinnati zoo director’s Twitter account and posted expletives.

Harambe has risen — thanks to a Twitter hack.

The world’s favorite dead gorilla came back to life, sort of, when someone hacked the Twitter account for Cincinnati Zoo director Thane Maynard on Saturday — and turned it into a Harambe haven.

The hacker replaced Maynard’s profile photo with a pic of Harambe, the silverback gorilla who was shot and killed at the zoo in May after a child fell into his enclosure.

The hacker then spewed a series of Harambe-loving tweets, including one with the internet-famous hashtags, “#JusticeForHarambe” and “#D—sOutForHarambe.”


The zoo did not immediately return requests for comment. Harambe’s death sparked days of mourning and vigils at the zoo — which then descended into a running joke, with Harambe taking on a second life as the year’s biggest internet meme.